What with rushing to finish the recycled mini-album in time and then being pretty exhausted, I wasn’t sure I’d have the energy or inclination to make a card but I really felt I should do it, because our teacher (who also taught the felt-making class) is so lovely, and gives so much during the classes, and I’d feel a right weed if I didn’t apply myself!
This card is a lot less complicated than the one I made for her for the felt course – you can see it here – but time and energy haven’t allowed me anything more ambitious.
I decided to make this more of a fun card. I began by photographing one of the plastic ducks from my hubby’s bath, and downloaded an image of a bar of soap. I cut these out and stuck them together with regular matt gel medium, after adding a bit of a shadow with some Pumice Stone distress ink under the duck.
I created a background from a piece of scrap card, distressing the edges with Stormy Sky distress ink and adding some shadow where the images would be applied, with the same distress ink. I used Ryn’s water droplets stamp with cobalt archival ink and added a tiny dot with my white marker pen on each droplet’s catchlight. I always do this with this stamp, because it makes the droplets really stand out.
I added some more distressing to the background, using Faded Jeans distress ink, and stuck the images down with regular matt gel medium.
To add a more sudsy effect around the soap at the bottom of the card, I laid down some glass bead gel medium with a palette knife.
A detail of the glass bead gel medium. Where it is showing white in the photo, it will be clear once it is dry.
I matted the card onto a piece of scrap yellow card using my ATG glue tape gun.
Finally, I lightly inked the base card with some Stormy Sky distress ink, and layered the card topper onto this.
The finished card.
Now I have to make an envelope for this custom-sized card, using my new Envelope Punch Board. I recently discovered a brilliant online tool for making envelopes of any size not listed on the chart that comes with the board.